Sunday, April 18, 2010

Lewis Farwell & Kelly Coar 04.17.2010

Lew & Kelly met each other six years ago while attending St. Leo's College. Even though Lew is a Red Sox fan and Kelly likes the Yankees, they've been inseparable ever since. Now residing in Cape Cod, they chose to have their wedding in Naples as Kelly's family lives here.

The Hilton Naples was their choice for the reception, and they told us just how easy it was working with Paige Simpson as she makes herself available and has years of experience in event planning. Kelly's uncle is well-established Naples Photographer Louis Venne, and he captured the action throughout the night behind the lens. Naples Original Videography recorded their evening.

Kelly told us how much help her mother has been in planning the reception. The room was set-up beautifully creating the ambiance for an incredible evening.

Playing off a rose theme, the tables were draped with off-red table cloths, and decorated extensively with beautiful flowers in raised vases filled with water. Uplighting was used washing the walls red. The cake was on a riser, perfectly lit from above.

As elegant as the room looked, they assured us they wanted a FUN reception. Mission accomplished! It started at the very beginning, while introducing the wedding party into the room while playing "I Gotta Feeling" by the BEP's, the Best Man and Maid of Honor did acrobatics when they entered - Crazy! The crowd was pumped up when Lew & Kelly entered to "Let's Get It Started" by the BEP's.

While meeting with the Kelly & Lew before the wedding, we helped them listen to songs to consider for their first dance. "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys turned out to be their perfect choice.

Their parents surprised Kelly & Lew them with a video montage. Playing off the fact that both Kelly & Lew have red hair, they began some younger photos of the couple while playing a funny sound clip of South Park's Eric Cartman talking about being a "Ginger Kid". After making everyone laugh, the guests were glued to watching as everyone enjoyed the photos. We used our elevated screen with rear projection for a crisp, clean look.

Kelly asked Paige for an extra large dance floor, which was great thinking as the floor was packed all night, while music flowed from the 60's, 70's, 80's, thru today's latest hits.

Arrangements were made for an After Party to be held at Shula's Steakhouse Restaurant inside the Hilton Naples, where guests continued to celebrate and visit while enjoying an open bar and a sandwich buffet for a late night snack. What a great idea, as most of the guests were staying at the hotel.

Lew & Kelly make a wonderful, relaxed supportive couple - we wish them a happy life together!